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Auto Delete Gmail Spam Print
Monday, 12 March 2007 15:56

GmailI played around with Gmail today to see if I could have it automatically delete spam and this is what I come up with. Warning: By adding the filter below Gmail will permanently delete all emails that it "thinks" is spam. This means you will no longer be able to check the spam folder to see if it was incorrectly identified because it will be gone.

  1. Log into your account and then access Settings in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  2. On the settings pages select Filters.
  3. Click Create a new filter.
  4. In the Has the words box type:
  5. You will receive a warning letting you know this is not a good idea. Click Ok and throw caution to the wind.
  6. On the next screen put a check in the box for Delete it and select Update Filter.


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I don't see the benefit here, this simply moves them from the Spam folder to the Trash folder, and those folders act basically the same. They both clean themselves out after 30 days. The problem with this technique is now you are mixing spam with trash you may actually want to go look at.
Greg , November 08, 2007
Yeah, this is old now. Google use to auto delete it and it didn't go to trash, it was just gone.
Grant Brown , December 31, 2007

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